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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Sensory Analysis - AB323003
Title: Sensory Analysis
Guaranteed by: Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition (323)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:5
E-Credits: summer s.:5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Old code: SA
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Doležal Marek doc. Dr. Ing.
Panovská Zdeňka doc. Dr. Ing.
Interchangeability : B323003, N323004, N323004A, S323004
Is interchangeable with: B323003
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (30.01.2018)
The subject covers general principles of sensory analysis. The students will learn sensory methods used in food evaluatin (threshold, discrimination, descriptive and quality tests, scaling, time-intensity, biases, sensory interactions in product evaluation), how to collect, analyze and evaluate sensory data, fundamental principles of sensation, perception, consumer methods, psychophysics, functions of the human senses, as well as data analytical methods in sensory science. During the practice lessons students are given the opportunity to refine their sensory skills and expand their knowledge about their senses and evaluate different kind of food.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

  • know sensory analysis procedures and practices, training of panel´s members.
  • know how the senses and nervous system work and what is their role.
  • know sensory methods and techniques for evaluation - how to collect, analyse and evaluate sensory data.
  • know specific characteristics of a taste, smell and texture compounds used as the ingredients.
  • know how to characterise and evaluate range of food products.
Literature -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (30.01.2018)

A: Lawless H.T. (1998) Sensory Evaluation of Food, Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN-13: 978-1441964878.

A: Stone, H and Sidel, JL (2004) Sensory Evaluation Practices, 3rd edn. London/New York: Academic Press/Elsevier ISBN 0126726906, 9780126726909.

A: Moskowitz H. (1988). Applied sensory analysis of foods (Vol. 1)Boca Raton, New York. ISBN-13 9780849367052.

A: Meilgaard M. C., Civille G.V., Carr B.C. (2007) Sensory Evaluation Techniques, Fourth Edition CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, ISBN 9780849338397.

Learning resources -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (30.01.2018)

All ISO standards for sensory analysis, vocabulary, laboratory methods

Teaching methods -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (30.01.2018)

Power point presentation

Reading and discussing of scientific articles

Group work, practical sensory testing of food

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Vlčková Martina Ing. (02.02.2018)

Within the extent of the syllabus.

Syllabus -
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1. definition of sensory analysis. Introduction of the principles of sensory analysis and its uses.

2. Sensory laboratory and the role of the sensory analyst.

3. Psychometrics and psychophysics (the psychological basis of sensory analysis).

4. Senses and sense of taste (anatomy and function of sensual receptors).

5. Basic tastes.

6. Sense of smell and flavour.

7. Other senses - sight sense, food colour.

8. Food texture.

9. Methods of the sensory analysis: discrimination methods.

10. Methods of the sensory analysis: descriptive analysis.

11. Consumer tests (indirect methods). Consumer tests (direct methods).

12. Food commodity I.

13. Food commodity II.

14. Sensory quality - summary of lectures.

Registration requirements -
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No requirements

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (30.01.2018)

To obtain the credit, it is necessary successfully pass a comprehensive test.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.5 42
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
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